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[UPDATE] Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest, 10/15 deadline

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 1:59pm
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Center for Body, Mind and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 29–31, 2015, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967, Online ISSN 23

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:51am
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Interactions Forum, Pune India
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CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
INTERACTIONS FORUM'S
NEW ACADEMIA - (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT)
AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY
Vol.III Issue IV: Oct 2014
Send your Contribution up to 25 Sept. 014

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics, Nov. 1, 2014

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:51am
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Hugh Riley Tribbey / SWPACA conference
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Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
Abstract/Proposals due by 1 November 2014
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"
February 11-14, 2015

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in contemporary America in such areas as

• the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

[UPDATE- DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:58am
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Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Areas of analysis: American Studies, Cultural Studies, Fan Studies, Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, Folklore, Gender Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Media Industries Studies

Editors: Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

[UPDATE] Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:21am
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BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal's second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

Call for Submissions: Teaching Materials for the Second Edition of Thinking about Television's Mad Men

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 2:35am
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Jimmie Manning
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On behalf of my co-editors Jennifer C. Dunn and Danielle M. Stern, I am glad to announce that we have been invited to prepare a second edition of our book Lucky Strikes and a Three-Martini Lunch: Thinking about Television's Mad Men. This new edition will feature revisions to essays from the first edition, new essays that explore later developments in the program, and a new section that will offer teaching materials for those interested in using the book in the classroom. The second edition will be released in conjunction with the final episodes of the popular AMC series.

"'Hysteria Beyond Freud': Nineteenth-Century Nerves" -- Due September 30, 2014; Conference April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8:38pm
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NeMLA 2015

Showalter's definition of the fin de siècle as the 'golden age of hysteria' in her seminal work, The Female Malady, bolstered late-twentieth-century theory and criticism's association between 'hysteria' and European fin de siècle culture and medicine. Literary critics, historians, and cultural theorists are reopening the discussion of 'hysteria' and, in effect, shifting our understandings of its role in gender ideology, literary form, and politics beyond the turn of the century. This roundtable takes up the title of the authoritative, cultural history, Hysteria Beyond Freud, in order to foster and take part in this new discussion.

REMINDER: Malcolm X's Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:36pm
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NEMLA 2015

What are the literary legacies of Malcolm X's life and death?

In 1965, after Malcolm X's life came to an end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X cemented his status as icon. Malcolm's death galvanized a nascent Black Arts Movement, inspiring the generation of black nationalist artists that Amiri Baraka termed "Malcolm's sons and daughters." This panel invites papers that engage with the enduring resonance of Malcolm X's life and death for literary and black studies.

Recharting Penn's Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic (July 18-21, 2015 Chicago IL)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:45pm
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Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
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Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller's classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nation-hood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania.

UPDATE, Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:33pm
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The 43rd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
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REVISED DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 43rd Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
www.thelouisvilleconference.com
February 26-28, 2015

The 43rd annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 26-28, 2015. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.

Neoliberalism and American Literature (20-21 February 2015)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 5:04pm
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University College Dublin
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Neoliberalism and American Literature

Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin
20-21 February 2015

How has American literature responded to the political, economic and cultural dominance of neoliberalism? What does neoliberalism mean for practices of writing, reading, and selling books? This conference will focus on the production, form and consumption of literature under conditions of neoliberalism.

Speakers include:

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University)
Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)
Walter Benn Michaels (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Donald Pease (Dartmouth College)
Stephen Shapiro (Warwick University)

[UPDATE] Geographies of Home in Ethnic American Women's Literature

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 4:20pm
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2015 NeMLA Conference, Toronto, Apr 30-May 3, 2015
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From Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine to Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera to Toni Morrison's Home, symbolic representations of "home" mediate between the individual and the various geographies of home, both physical and metaphysical. How do literary works employ the tropes of location and dislocation, of belonging and exile, of inside(r) and outside(r), to highlight the complex relationship we have to the "place" that shapes our identities and destinies? We seek papers from any theoretical or critical perspective that interrogate the notion of home and belonging in gendered, aesthetic, political, and/or social dimensions in contemporary ethnic American women's literature.

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